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Open call for participants: Town architects film


We are seeking architects working on Irish towns to interview for a documentary film.

The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), in collaboration with architect Valerie Mulvin, are seeking participants to be interviewed in a new documentary on what it means to be an architect working on the Irish town today.

This town architects film forms part of a larger project on aspects of the Irish town being undertaken by the IAF in 2024. The documentary, filmed and edited by Areaman Productions, will be an exploration of what it means to be an architect working today within the Irish town. It is intended that the finished documentary will be a series of short head-to-camera interviews with architects who are working on projects based in any Irish town. Architects working in either the public or private sectors may apply to participate, as long as they are working on town-based projects.

As part of the IAF’s national remit and responsibilities to architecture and audiences across Ireland, the aim of this film, for the IAF, is to champion and give voice to this specific group of architects and to document and share with audiences their stories and experiences of town contexts. Collectively this will deliver a powerful and true sense of a shared professional activity that is perhaps highly specific and particular to the social, economical and spatial contexts of towns in Ireland.

We are interested in hearing from a range of architects. Architects can be working in any form of private, independent practice, or as an architect in a local authority or other public agency. Participants may be at any stage of their career. Participants must be making work in any town context. It is an advantage if the architects are also living in the town, but we encourage architects working on towns but not living in them to also apply.


How to apply:

Please complete this simple online form.

The form will ask you some basic questions about your practice and the town on which you are working, and requires a short (150 word) written reflection about the work you have been doing in a town context.

Application deadline: Friday 26 January 2024, 17:00

Late entries will not be considered.

For further information, including the selection criteria, download the Open Call document.


Photograph: Loughrea, 2004 – 2018 by Bob Negryn.